In the interests of being better organised, here is the link to my fanfic.net page where every fanfic I have ever written is listed in chronological order.
Most of these fics have appeared over here at one time or another, but it's hard to keep track of them, so I'm very happy to sit back and let FF.net do the work for me :)
In order to do the best job I could, I decided I ought to do some extensive research ...
I'm happy to share my findings with you all.
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However, over the last few weeks, I've kept looking at it on and off, and I've become more and more aware that I'm not really happy with it.
I can't quite put my finger on what I don't like about it, except that I think it looks 'shallow'; there just doesn't appear to be any depth or solidity to it.
I also deviated from my norm and drew it on a pale background. I did this, firstly because I didn't actually have any black paper at the time, and secondly, I know my Mum likes lighter colours but, again, I don't think it did anything for the picture.
So, I decided to do it again, this time on my favourite black background, and, I think I'm much happier with the second version ...
What do you reckon?
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We had planned to meet early evening and hit the South Bank Christmas Market to do some Christmas shopping. What actually happened was that we met, hugged, drank mulled wine, talked, drank hot chocolate, talked more, ate chips, laughed lots, ate something scrumptious made of chocolate, talked and laughed even more, and then in a moment of spontaneous and completely impulsive madness, went on the Milennium Wheel.
On yes, and we didn't get round to doing any Christmas shopping!!!!
(Warning: I take the worst selfies in the world!)
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Characters: Castiel, mentions of Sam and Dean
Word Count: 100
Disclaimer: No, don't own them!
But I just had to drop by before bedtime to celebrate the twins' arrival!! I'm so glad to read that everyone is happy and healthy. Sending my heartfelt congratulations to Jensen and Danneel on the new additions to their beautiful family, and to JJ on becoming a big sister!!
I might just have to reserve judgement on the names though (after all, it's totally not my business) ... but Zeppelin and Arrow???? Maybe Jensen was enjoying the gas and air as much as Danneel!!
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I've said a couple of times that it's taking some getting used to not working in the charity sector any more, but yesterday sealed that fact more than anything that has heppened to me in the last nine months ... I think this one 'do' cost more than every Christmas celebration I took part in for the thirteen years I was at my old job put together!
Our Christmas party started at 1 pm with a chocolate tasting and chocolate making session in Hackney. There was a group of eight of us, and if making and manhandling chocolate wasn''t entertaining enough, we were plied with Prosecco throughout. It was a fun and thoroughly enjoyable session, but it taught me that I'm far better at eating chocolate than making it ...
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Andrew Sachs was the genius behind Manuel, the hapless bumbling spanish waiter in Fawlty Towers, one of the iconic comedy characters of British culture.
Manuel may have been created by John Cleese and Connie Booth when they wrote Fawlty Towers, but it was Andrew Sachs who brought him to life and wedged him firmly into the hearts of every British person for whom the phrases 'Que?' and 'I know nah-thing!' have entered the national lexicon.
Thank you for the laughs Andrew ...
Adios Manuel x
As I was ordering my coffee today, the lady behind the counter said to me. "You're always so nice and smiley and courteous, it's always nice to see you when you come in".
I was really touched and pleasantly taken aback! I would never have thought that the simple act of treating people the way you'd like to be treated yourself is particularly comment-worthy. Maybe it is!
That was my happy warm fuzzy for the rest of the day :D
And speaking of warm fuzzies ...
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Characters: Sam and Dean
Word Count: 100
Disclaimer: I don't own them!
GIRLS' NIGHT IN
Characters: Jodie and Donna
Word Count: 200
Disclaimer: I don't own them!
Can't wait to catch up with my author :D
In the meantime, here's some gratuitous Jensen in a hoodie because, well ... it's Jensen in a hoodie.
What is your favorite "food" holiday?
I like Easter. Because, well, chocolate. My birthday often falls over Easter too, so that means even MORE chocolate!
Do you prefer ham or turkey (or tofu turkey)?
Turkey for me.
Do you anticipate or dread seeing your relatives for the holidays?
I'm not big on seeing relatives over Christmas. With the exception of my parents, I'm not that close to my family, and the thought of spending whole day with them doesn't exactly fill me with seasonal joys. I don't dislike them or anything like that, I just simply have nothing in common with most of them (apart from one of my cousins). It would be like being in a room full of strangers! Christmas Day is mine and Mr Dizzo's day. We like to spend it with just the two of us. If we're going to entertain or go out, it'll be Boxing Day or new year, and it will be with friends; people we've chosen to share our lives with!
We'll see my Mum and Dad the weekend before Christmas and my MiL for a few hours on Christmas Eve, then that's it for family stuff.
When do you start listening to Christmas carols (for real, you can tell us)?
I tend to start listening to Christmas music when I put the Christmas tree up. Otherwise, I avoid it like the plague!
How are you feeling right now with regards to the upcoming holiday season?
Kind of looking forward to it. I'm still coming to terms with being back in the commercial sector in my new job after 13 years in the charity sector. We have a real Christmas 'do' to look forward to at a posh hotel in London with an overnight stay all paid for by the company, (as opposed to a bowl of peanuts and a glass of lukewarm prosecco at our desk like I've been used to). I've got to think about buying a posh frock for the first time in forever!
On a personal note, I'm thankful for:
My awesome husband
My beloved parents
A roof above my head
Food on my table
A good job
And a little TV show that brought all of you wonderful people into my life.
(Oh, and it bought these two random dudes into my life too)!
I hope your Thanksgiving day is filled with love.
It's fun to browse through them from time to time, and I know that in many years to come when the show is no more and the fandom has dispersed, these books will be a fabulous memory of magical times. Hopefully, I will have filled up about fifteen scrapbooks by then!! ;D
Here's a peek at a couple of the latest pages in my Asylum book (volume 2):
But then this pops up on my Facebook feed, and ...
One devastatingly handsome man in leather and chain mail armour, and I'm smiling like a loon.
I am a woman of simple tastes ...
A LOSING BATTLE
Characters: Sam and Dean Winchester
Spoilers/Warnings: One naughty word
Word Count: 200
Disclaimer: I don't own these wonderful men.
There are some battles that simply can't be won.
Sam's got a great idea, but Dean doesn't seem to share his enthusiasm.
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